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A woman in bed, with a servant seated at the bedside: PD.51-1959

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A woman in bed, with a servant seated at the bedside


Draughtsman: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Imitator of)



Measurements and weight

Height: 179 mm
Width: 192 mm

Relative size of this object

19.2 m17.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Stylistically close to some drawings attributed to Ferdinand Bol [1616-1680]

School or Style


Materials used in production

Dark brown ink
Dark brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and dark-brown ink, dark brown wash, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.51-1959
Primary reference Number: 5037
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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